By petedirenzo
Friday, November 12, 2010

Tiger Woods’s swing may still be a work in progress, but his new home in Jupiter Island, Fla.—quaint, isn’t it?—is a finished product. Tiger   Woods bought the $35 million fixer-upper two years ago and reportedly ordered another $15 million in renovations. He is scheduled to move in by month’s end. Palm Beach real estate blogger Jeff Lichtenstein sized up the property, and in particular the golf-friendly yard.

It appears he has one tee box in the southeast east corner to hit drivers. The entire area just west of the lap pool can be used to hit long, medium and short irons into any of the 4 greens. Each green is guarded by a single trap except the green in the northwest corner which appears to have 3 pot bunkers.

Another curious thing I found is the placement of this particular Jupiter Island home so far back from the intracoastal. Usually, homeowners want to be very close to the water, but I believe Tiger wanted his practice area close to the water, so he reversed the norm, creating another unique signature estate among the Jupiter Island homes.

Norman and Ochoa submit Olympic design bid another formidable pairing Golfweek

Norman believes he and Ochoa put in the eighth or ninth bid to the IOC. He estimates the IOC will make a decision before the middle of next year.

Their most intriguing competition, of course, is the powerhouse pairing of Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam.

“It’s not only about who played the best or won so many tournaments or so many majors, it’s about the person,” Ochoa said. “I think we are a good match. ... We think we have a good chance.”

entertaining Arnie to Fowler: “Quit wearing pink” everyone but Arnold Palmer, that is

"Rickie Fowler has potential," Palmer said. "He's dynamite."

A few minutes later, Palmer added the kicker.

"If he would just get a haircut and a different cap and quit wearing pink."

Note to headline writers: Hold the “Re-Serge-nt” headlines not ready to declare himself reborn Sydney Morning Herald

Garcia would not accept the claim that he has turned a corner in Melbourne, having just returned from a two-month break from the game after complaining it had become a chore.

“I think that's going too far ahead,'' he said. ''I think that it's slowly getting better but I can go out there tomorrow and shoot 75 and I wouldn't be here.''

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